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Growth Empirics Under Model Uncertainty :, Is Africa Different?, Charalambos Tsangarides

Abstract
This paper attempts to identify robust patterns of cross-country growth behavior in the world as a whole and Africa. It employs a novel methodology that incorporates a dynamic panel estimator, and Bayesian Model Averaging to explicitly account for model uncertainty. The findings indicate that: (i) in addition to initial conditions, various economic factors such as higher investment, lower inflation, lower government consumption, better fiscal stance, improved political environment, exogenous terms-of-trade shocks, and fixed geographical factors are robustly correlated with growth; (ii) what is good for growth around the world is, in principle, also good for growth in Africa; and (iii) political and institutional variables are particularly important in explaining African growth
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Theoretical Considerations""; ""III. Looking at the Data""; ""IV. Econometric Results""; ""V. Conclusions""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (34 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780128210864

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